Arrow Electronics, Inc. provides products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions worldwide. The company serves approximately 100,000 customers. The company’s worldwide customer base consists of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract manufacturers (CMs), and other commercial customers. These customers include manufacturers of industrial equipment (such as machine tools, factory automation, and robotic equipment) and consumer products serving industries ranging from telecommunications, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, medical, professional services, and alternative energy, among others. Customers also include value-added resellers (VARs) of enterprise computing solutions. Segments The company has two business segments, Global Components and Global Enterprise Computing Solutions. Global Components This segment distributes electronic components to OEMs and CMs. This segment covers the world's largest electronics markets - the Americas, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), and the Asia Pacific regions. The Americas include operations in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. In the EMEA region, this segment operates in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. In the Asia Pacific region, this segment operates in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. This segment completed 13 strategic acquisitions to broaden its product and service offerings, to further expand its geographic reach in the Asia Pacific region, and to increase its e-commerce capabilities to meet the evolving needs of customers and suppliers. These acquisitions also expanded this segment's portfolio of products and services across the full product lifecycle, including new product development, reverse logistics, and electronics asset disposition. This segment, through acquisitions and organic growth, provides online catalogs for electronic components; cloud-based design tools that expedite product development cycles; factory-direct end-of-life product inventory; and disposition solutions to redeploy, remarket, and recycle technology assets. This segment offers semiconductor products and related services; passive, electro-mechanical, and interconnect products, consisting primarily of capacitors, resistors, potentiometers, power supplies, relays, switches, and connectors; computing and memory; and other products and services. The company acts as a marketing, stocking, technical support, supply chain manager, and financial intermediary on behalf of electronic components manufacturers and provides geographically dispersed selling, order processing, and delivery capabilities to guide products to market on behalf of these manufacturers. At the same time, the company offers to a range of customers the convenience of accessing, from a single source, multiple technologies and products from various suppliers and rapid or scheduled deliveries. The company assists these customers with its ability to market new products and equipment powered by electronic components through design engineering, programming and assembly services, integration support and supply chain management. Additionally, it simplifies returns and inventory management for customers and provides electronic asset disposition services to ensure the maximum reuse of electronics. Global Enterprise Computing Solutions This segment operates as a value-added provider of enterprise and midrange computing products, services, and solutions to VARs in the Americas, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific regions, as well as a provider of enterprise storage and security and virtualization software, and a managed-service provider to Fortune 500 customers in the voice-over-Internet protocol market. Additionally, the company is a provider of unified communications products and related services to Fortune 50 companies in North America. This segment includes network operating centers and sales and marketing organizations in 36 countries worldwide. The Americas include operations in the United States, Canada, and Brazil. In the EMEA region, this segment operates in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. The Asia Pacific region includes offices in Australia, India, New Zealand, and Singapore. This segment provides VARs with various value-added services, including but not limited to, vertical market expertise, systems-level training and certification, solutions testing at Arrow ECS solutions centers, financing support, marketing augmentation, complex order configuration, and access to a one-stop-shop for mission-critical solutions. Midsize and large companies rely on VARs for their IT needs, and global ECS works with these VARs to tailor complex, highly technical mid-market and enterprise solutions in a cost-competitive manner. VARs range in size from small and medium-sized businesses to large global organizations and are typically structured as sales organizations and service providers. They purchase enterprise and mid-market computing solutions from distributors and manufacturers and resell them to end-customers. For these suppliers, this segment is the aggregation point to approximately 19,000 VARs. Strategy To supplement its organic growth strategy, the company continually evaluates strategic acquisitions to broaden its product and value-added service offerings, increase its market penetration, and/or expand its geographic reach. History Arrow Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1935. The company was incorporated in New York in 1946.
arrow electronics inc
(ARW:Stuttgart Stock Exchange)
9201 East Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80112
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